March 6, 2008
Once again La Cañadans have proven themselves to be great supporters of our public schools as was demonstrated over the weekend when the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation held its annual Gala at the beautiful old Pasadena landmark hotel, once known as the Huntington-Sheraton, the Ritz-Carlton and now the Langham Hotel. Sorry to have missed the event, as I heard from our reporter Mary O’Keefe that it was quite spectacular. It was sold out, as usual, which is always an impressive feat in itself.
January 24, 2008
CLASSES Quilting Workshop — Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m. Lanterman House historical museum, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada. Deborah Pruden will teach how to create an “envelope quilt” that can incorporate messages from friends, family and coworkers into the design of patchwork pockets. Reservations are required. For information call Lanterman House at (818) 790-1421. Floral Water Color — Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 4 to March 17 . Learn how to preserve all the beauty winter has to offer in watercolor art in a six-week course at Descanso Gardens.
January 10, 2008
It was a rainy day in January 2005 when David Stegner showed up to take on the job as the city of La Cañada Flintridge?s public safety coordinator. It had been raining for 10 days straight, Stegner recalls. ?But, my first day was peaceful,? he said. ?It was the second day when water came rushing down the streets.? Stegner had to deal with mudslides and slope failures immediately after beginning his first day on the job, said Mark Alexander, city manager. And now, three years later, following a week of storm clouds and downpours, Stegner is packing up to leave.
November 15, 2007
La Cañada water polo charged on toward their second consecutive CIF Southern Section Division III championship on Saturday when the team traveled to Sunny Hills to defeat the Lancers, 14-5, in a second round playoff match. The team got off to a slow start, scoring two unanswered goals in the first quarter, but picked up the pace before the half to outscore the Lancers 8-1. Junior Spencer Borisoff led the effort with six goals, followed by Nate Vail with four and Mike Scott with two. La Cañada remained strong after the break with four goals in the third before letting the Lancers back in the game with four goals to La Cañada’s two in the fourth.
November 9, 2007
Compiled by Timithie Gould The La Canada boys' water polo team defeated Mark Keppel on Thursday, 21-4, at Pasadena City College in the CIF Southern Section Division III first round. The team now advances to the second round and will play Sunny Hills on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sonora High School. Spartan varsity girls' tennis defeated La Reina at the La Canada Country Club on Thursday and will now advance to the CIF Southern Section Division III second round on Saturday. The team travels to Cerritos College to play Gahr at 2 p.m. The La Canada girls' varsity volleyball team beat Torrance, 3-1, on Thursday in the CIF Southern Section Division II-A round two. The Spartans advance to round three on Saturday when they will play at Riverside Poly High School at 7 p.m. The Spartan cross country team will compete Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Preliminaries meet at Mt. SAC in Walnut.
November 8, 2007
Today 2 p.m. La Cañada girls’ tennis versus La Reina in CIF SS Division III playoffs at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. 5 p.m. La Cañada boys’ water polo versus Mark Keppel at Pasadena City College in CIF SS Division III playoffs, first round. 7 p.m. La Cañada girls’ volleyball travels to Torrance in CIF SS Division II-A playoffs, second round. 7 p.m. La Cañada football hosts Blair in their final Rio Hondo League game. 7 p.m. Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball hosts El Modena in CIF SS Division I-A playoffs, second round.
October 11, 2007
Servite High School scored four of their nine goals in the first quarter and the Friar defense did the rest as Servite defeated La Cañada High, 9-7, in a non-league water polo match-up at Pasadena City College last week. Max Scott led the way with three goals for the Spartans. Goalkeeper Taylor Roszcos had 18 saves on 27 shots from Servite. For the Friars, Mason Cox and Cruz Smithson each scored three goals. Ryan Allen blocked nine of 16 shots coming from the Spartan offensive end. Trailing 4-1 after the first quarter, Roszcos and Scott tried to rally the Spartans in the second quarter, where Roszcos only allowed one goal, and the offense scored 3 goals to trail 5-4 at halftime.